Oazu Nantoi

Oazu Nantoi
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Member of the Moldovan Parliament
Assumed office
24 February 2019
In office
29 July 2009 – 28 November 2010
Personal details
Born (1948-02-03) 3 February 1948 (age 71)
Vanchikivtsi, Ukraine
Citizenship Moldova
Political partyEuropean People's Party
Democratic Party of Moldova
Social Democratic Party
Popular Front of Moldova
Alma materTechnical University of Moldova
ProfessionEngineer, Political Analyst

Oazu Nantoi (born 3 February 1948) is a Moldovan politician and political analyst serving as member of Parliament of Moldova since 2019.[1]


His parents were Romanians, Orthodox Christians, and came from the village of Vanchikivtsi of the Hotin County. Oazu Nantoi, was born also there during the Soviet period and registered as Moldovan, however his birth certificate is written in Ukrainian. While studying in high school, his mother, inspired by the Indian epics, said that when she marries and will have a son, she will name him Oazu. His father was a school director and his mother was a teacher in the village. His father, because of the conflict within the school team, left to another village but only for a year and then, in 1965, at the age of 36, he moved to the Chișinău, did the postgraduate studies, and studied the CPSU history. In 1965, Oazu moved to Chișinău. When the Pedagogical Institute was re-established, his father got the position of the dean of the Faculty of Philology. He accepted it, but requested to be offered an apartment. Then, his mother moved to Chișinău. While studying at Polytechnic, Oazu was selected in the parachuting team of Moldova. After a pause of 31 years, since 2004, he resumed jumping with parachute. He was not a member of the Communist Party of Moldova. In 1970, he graduated from the Polytechnic Institute of Chișinău. He worked at the Academy of Sciences of Moldova.[2]

Professional activity

In 1990-1991, he was the deputy Director general of the „Moldova-Press” Agency. In 1991-1992, he was the Head of the Policy Analysis Department within the Presidency of the Republic of Moldova. In 1995-1998, he was the Director of the Enterprise „Euro-alco”. Since 2000 by now, he is the Program Director in Conflicts Management at the Institute of Public Policies. In 1992-1994 and 1996-1998 the member of the Board of the Soros Foundation of Moldova.[3]

Political activity

On October 13, 1989, he was elected as deputy president of the Board of the Popular Front of Moldova. On 13 May 1990 Oazu Nantoi created the Social Democratic Party (Moldova). In 2009-2010, he was an MP in the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova from the Democratic Party side. Nantoi has been proposed as a candidate in the Moldovan presidential election, 2011–2012.[4]

In March 2015, he stacked to the Iurie Leancă party[5], European People's Party of Moldova, and became the candidate of the electoral block "European People’s Platform of Moldova – Iurie Leancă" for the position of the general mayor of Chișinău municipality. At the local elections held on Jun 14, 2015, Oazu Nantoi has gathered 10,18% of the votes, being listed at the 3rd place in the first round of elections, after Dorin Chirtoacă and Zinaida Greceanîi, and thus, did not manage to enter into the second round of elections.

In 2015, he participated in establishing of the Civil Platform „Dignity and Truth”.[6] He was elected member of Parliament of Moldova in the 2019 parliamentary election running as independent within the ACUM Electoral Bloc.[7][8][9]

Private life

Oazu Nantoi is married and has two children, Sergiu (born on October 13, 1973) and Gheorghe.[10]


  1. ^ "Confirmarea rezultatelor alegerilor parlamentare din 24 februarie 2019 şi validarea mandatelor de deputat de către Curtea Constituţională pentru Parlamentul de legislatura a X-a". constcourt.md (in Romanian). March 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "Oazu Nantoi. „Nu am câştigat nimic când am încercat să fiu altfel dec…", archive.is, July 3, 2013, retrieved July 26, 2019
  3. ^ "Despre noi / Institutul de Politici Publice", archive.is, April 26, 2015, retrieved July 26, 2019
  4. ^ Radio Free Europe, Între cine se va da lupta pentru fotoliului prezidenţial?
  5. ^ "Oazu Nantoi se alătură lui Leancă", Timpul - Ştiri din Moldova, retrieved July 26, 2019
  6. ^ "Liderii de opinie au lansat „Platforma Civică Demnitate şi Adevăr – DA"", BASARABIA, retrieved July 26, 2019
  7. ^ "Votează ACUM pentru Oazu NANTOI!", ACUM, retrieved July 26, 2019
  8. ^ "CURTEA CONSTITUŢIONALĂ HOTĂRÎRE Nr. 4 din 09.03.2019", Lex.justice.md/index.php?action=view&view=doc&lang=1&id=379919, retrieved July 26, 2019
  9. ^ "Confirmarea rezultatelor alegerilor parlamentare din 24 februarie 2019 şi validarea mandatelor de deputat de către Curtea Constituţională pentru Parlamentul de legislatura a X-a", Curtea Constituţională a Republicii Moldova, retrieved July 26, 2019
  10. ^ "Oazu Nantoi, despre femeia care-l cunoaște cel mai bine: „Soția mea e o doamnă înțeleaptă"", Ea.md/oazu-nantoi-despre-femeia-care-l-cunoaste-cel-mai-bine-sotia-mea-e-o-doamna-inteleapta/, retrieved July 26, 2019

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